Tag: GUI

Feb 03 2011

The NEW stuff with Google Maps

I may have missed the plug, I noticed some new stuff with Google maps the other day. In my humble opinion Google maps rocks. So far, since I started using it, when it first came out, it hasn’t steered me wrong yet. And with Google maps being on Android and iPhone, and others; it’s a …

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Jan 10 2011

Top 5 Reasons: Why I don’t use Adobe Reader

Years ago Adobe Reader was the de facto application for viewing PDF files. And PDF files are considered the Internet standard for which to store and present reports, and presentation, or even just to send information to someone that you don’t want it easily changed or modified. The distribution of Adobe reader was in pretty …

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Sep 30 2010

The Release Of Windows Live Essentials 2011 [Critical]

According to the release from Microsoft today, Windows Live Essentials 2011 has been officially released for public consumption. Download them here. You can expect all new PCs to include Windows Live Essentials 2011 with all Windows 7 preinstalled operating systems. Windows Live applications are what Microsoft considers to be bare essentials; applications and functions that …

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Sep 01 2010


Digg used to be the place to go to get your fill on social news, but lately, in conjunction with the release of Digg v4, it’s been down more often than a $5 hooker. In the rings of social news, in the previous version Digg was tolerable, old, but tolerable. Now Digg is supposed to …

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Jun 29 2010

Review: Windows Live Movie Maker–Wave 4 Beta – Awesome.

The Windows Live team recently released the beta version of the Windows Live Essentials. I’m trying to go through and mine out/examine as much as I can on the best parts of the application and show the improvements in the latest version. And as much as some people will hate to hear this, this release …

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Jun 28 2010

Windows Live Writer–Hotkeys/Shortcuts

Windows Live Writer keyboard shortcuts. If you’re not already aware of the shortcuts in Windows Live Writer, using the keyboard while your creating your blog is more productive than clicking all over the place … Or having to stumble through the Ribbon GUI. Considering that Windows Live Writer doesn’t freely offer this information in a …

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Jun 24 2010

Review/Evaluation: Windows Live Writer Beta Wave 4

Microsoft released/push out a beta today of Windows Essentials, which includes Windows Live Writer [beta]. Windows Live Writer from Microsoft is considered to be one of the better/premium blogging editors out there, for offline blogging. Windows Live Writer was release in December of 2008. The last official release of Windows Live Writer was in January …

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Apr 21 2010

Tinkering: Firefox 3.6.3 Plug-in 1

I downloaded this today and was playing with it. This version is supposed to have the process isolation; running the processes in separate functions. And for the most part, I think it’s a bit snappier. I did tests on loading various websites; I was using Firefox, Opera and Chrome […] I don’t even bother with …

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Nov 23 2009

Techie Review: Nuance PaperPort 12 Professional

This is a ‘techie’ review of PaperPort 12 Professional. Meaning it’s a review coming from someone that’s used PaperPort for years and is familiar with company and private use of the application. This is not a regurgitation of corporate brochures and handouts telling you about a product. I’ve been using PaperPort since version 6; it …

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Jul 22 2009

Firefox seems to be playing the game of follow what’s popular…

Mozilla has a odd choice, but not really- I don’t know. A new version of Firefox was just released a few weeks ago and it’s got some great stuff going on, but with this mockup release… It’s like follow the leader. When Microsoft noticed that everyone was finding more attraction to the MAC Operating System, …

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